Bradenton – The weather is beautiful and although you don’t need a reason to be outdoors, there is always something in the area that helps you figure out what to do once you get out of the house. Robinson Preserve is hosting a series of free events this week to give you a taste of the beautiful Manatee County sights and sounds.
On Thursday January 15th from 10am-11am experience a Tai-Chi and Qigong class. Suitable for beginners and experts, it will include an exploration of both styles of martial arts. Reservations are required. Call 941-742-5757 ext. 6.
Enjoy a Master Gardener tour on Sunday January 18th from 9am-11am with Master Gardener Sam Starrett.
The annual Robinson Preserve Race at Couch to 5K takes place on Tuesday January 20th from 5pm-6pm. The walk and run program starts out slow and is good for runners of all experience levels 13 and up. Reservations are required. Call 941-748-4501 ext. 6044.
The Preserve Ambassadors for Robinson Preserve are joining on Wednesday January 21st from 2pm-4pm. They will be hosting a course designed to help volunteers learn more about Manatee County’s preserve system. The first course focuses on Robinson Preserve’s history, habitats and wildlife. All participants will receive a certificate of completion and pin for this course. Reservations are required. Call 941-748-4501 ext. 6039.
Anna Maria – Along with a new year, January brings us a plethora of new classes from the Anna Maria Island Community Center. Located at 407 Magnolia Avenue in the city of Anna Maria, visit the Community Center website at www.IslandCommunityCenter.com for a complete list of classes, programs and events throughout the year. Below is a selection of coming classes and starting dates. Fees may apply on classes and/or may need a membership with the Anna Maria Island Community Center. Contact the AMICC for more information by phone at 941-778-1908.
Starting on Wednesday January 7th at 2pm and Thursday January 8th at 10am.
Fridays beginning January 2nd at 10am.
Kids Dance Fitness
Mondays beginning January 12th at 4:15pm.
Fridays beginning January 2nd from 10:30am-11:30am. $8 per class for members, $15 per class for non-members.
Wednesdays from 10am-1pm starting on January 10th through April. $20 per class for members, $25 per class for non-members.
Tuesdays from 9:30am-10:30am starting January 5th. $8 per class for members, $15 per class for non-members.
Mondays from 10:30am-11:30am starting January 5th. $8 per class for members, $15 per class for non-members.
Tuesdays from 4:30pm-6pm starting January 6th. Preregistration required. $40 for three sessions for members, $50 for three sessions for non-members.
Monday through Saturday at 7:30am. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 10:30am. Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30pm-5:00pm. Free tennis lessons for children ages 5 to 10. Pre-registration required.